Research Year

  • Sohil Desai, MD

    Residency Class of 2027

    Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
    Undergraduate: University of Miami

    Portrait of Dr. Sohil Desai

About the Six-Year Research Track

The Columbia Orthopedic residency 6-year research track is designed for one resident per year to explore their research passion – whether that involves basic science, translational, or clinical research – under the mentorship of Professor Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD, director of the Carroll Laboratories for Orthopedic Surgery. The Carroll Labs include world-class scientists and resources, funded by multiple NIH R01 grants, with facilities for biomechanics, advanced imaging, molecular biology, cell and tissue culture, histology, animal and microsurgery, and cadaveric testing.

The laboratories focus on a wide range of clinical problems, including musculoskeletal soft tissue regeneration, the development and pathophysiology of the rotator cuff, intervertebral disc degeneration, joint biomechanics, and various animal models of injury and disease. The lab also collaborates with professors and physicians in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Medicine, Radiology, Microbiology, and Pathology. The 6-year research resident will be asked to choose a focus in one of the clinical sub-specialties and an additional mentor will work closely with you throughout the research year.